A WOMB WITH A VIEW
A man and his wife were making the initial doctor visit prior to the birth of what would be their first child. After everything checked out, they wondered when to return. The physician took a small stamp and stamped the wife’s stomach with indelible ink. The couple were curious as to what the stamp was for, so when they got home, the man dug out his magnifying glass to try to see what it was. And in very tiny letters the stamp read, “When you can read this, come back and see me.”
Each year, Doritos (the famous brand of seasoned tortilla chips) buys a 30-second Super Bowl commercial spot (at a 2016 cost of $5,000,000). The chip-maker then opens up the competition to any advertising entrepreneur who can come up with a unique idea that will catch the attention of the public. This year’s winner was a young film producer from Australia. The new father submitted the following based upon his own recent experience:
The scene is the pediatrician’s office. Inside the examining room are three people – the expectant mother lying on a bed, the physician doing an ultrasound, and the husband with a bag of Doritos. On the monitor is the view of the fully-formed baby in the womb, lying on its back. The husband then notices on the screen that as he takes a chip out of the bag and puts it in his mouth, the baby sits up reaching for the Dorito and then lies back down again once the dad eats it. This occurs three times. On the fourth occasion, the father decides to have a little fun and quickly moves the chip from bag to mouth, resulting in the baby swiftly sitting up and then rapidly lying back down; all resulting in the mother experiencing a birth-like contraction. Now realizing what is going on, the wife grabs the Dorito and throws it towards the end of the bed. Suddenly, to the screams of all three, the baby is shown on the monitor exiting the womb (towards where the Dorito was thrown).
The advertisement was a huge success, winning top spot in many surveys for best Super Bowl commercial (you can see it on You Tube) and Doritos couldn’t have been happier. Then the abortion-rights organizations went to work. The feminists were livid that Doritos showed an ultrasound of a baby that was an actual living person – complete with head and body, arms and legs, fingers and toes, eyes and ears, having a heartbeat and being both mobile and responsive. But what their protest has done is to bring to light something that many people were, up till now, unaware of – that abortionists are militantly against any legislation that requires them to show an ultrasound of the baby in the womb to the mother before an abortion is performed. Why? Because studies have verified the fact that up to 80% of all mothers, upon seeing such ultrasounds, decide instead to give birth to the child. Thus, when there’s no abortion, there’s no money for the abortionists. As one abortion provider put it, “3D ultrasounds are becoming our kyrptonite” (a comic book reference to Superman’s one weakness).
It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. With millions of young women seeing this ad, maybe the ultra-sound picture will save a thousand babies.